He now happily eats salmon, carrots, a variety of fruits, cheese, nuts, milk and all sorts of vegetables. He's even become quite the adventurous eater too, asking to try new and interesting looking fruits and vegetables he sees at the grocery store, and trying new foods we offer him.
BUT... there is always a but, right?... The trouble is getting him to sit still long enough to actually eat all this great food. To help, I've added food stylist to my mommy job description, since making O's food appear fun and interesting it is often the best and most effective way to get him to eat his breakfast lunch and dinner.
Lately anything on a stick is a huge hit and he's been requesting kebobs on a regular basis, so today I'm going to share with you a few of our favorite kebob-style breakfasts, lunches and dinners!
I like to makes sure each of O's meals cover all the nutritional bases and contain a protein, some kind of dairy, something crunchy (his favorite!) and at least two kinds of fruits or vegetables.
Can you see how happy he is with his breakfast skewer? Thrilled! Now, not all of these kebob ideas cover all the food groups, but I balance out the meal by adding some foods on the side.
And when the meal is all over and done its time to clean the dishes. Not my favorite part. I tell my husband all the time that I fee like I spend 90% of the day in the kitchen either prepping, cooking or cleaning. I can't tell you how thrilled I am each night when everything is cleaned up and the floor is swept, and I can turn off the kitchen light for the night -- the kitchen is officially closed at that point!
There are some things that can make this all a little more enjoyable, like when I have some helping hands to get the work done. O is usually more than willing to pull up a chair and do some scrubbing. He loves to use our Boon FORB Mini Brush to scrub the dishes, and I love having his help! How could clean-up be anything but enjoyable with such a cute scrubber brush? Not only is it adorable, bright and fun, but it also stores its own dish wash soap inside too!
Boon SPAN , which holds all of those toddler sized mini dishes and cups in place. It works especially well when we have lots of sippy cups, tops and mini bowls to clean.
What are some of your kid's favorite meals? How do you make the clean up a little more enjoyable and easy? Share in the comments below!
Disclaimer - I received the Boon products featured in this post for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.